From the first strum, you'll get it — the Yamaha FG820-12 performs way above its modest price tag. This 12-string acoustic guitar's solid spruce top ensures a warm, strong sound that's enhanced beautifully by its mahogany back and sides. You'll love the feel of this guitar's Standard-shaped neck, which is topped by an easy-playing rosewood fingerboard. You also get eye-catching cream-colored body and fingerboard binding. Whether you're a beginner that's looking for a quality first instrument, or a longtime player searching for a top-notch backup, the FG820-12 is a great choice.
Yamaha chose a solid spruce top for their FG820-12, due to its look and tone. Spruce has a well-rounded, articulate sound with excellent projection. These qualities have made it the undisputed leader for acoustic guitar tops. And because it's made from solid wood, the tone will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by. Beyond that, the FG820-12 boasts scalloped bracing, resulting in a larger low end and more projection.
The FG820-12 sports a back and sides made from mahogany. The strummers here at Music Experience appreciate this wood for its warm, well-balanced tone. It enhances midrange frequencies while maintaining top-end clarity. The sound is gentle and full, which is ideal for vocal accompaniment. Combined with the lively and defined sound of its spruce top, you'll love the rich tone you get from the Yamaha FG820-12's mahogany.
It's not hard to see why Yamaha's FG series is a world best seller: the comfortable dreadnought bodies, professional-grade tonewoods, and fast-playing necks make these acoustics great first instruments for beginners, and solid seconds for seasoned players who need an extra acoustic for the stage or to play around the house.
|Number of Strings||12|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Top Wood||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||
|Number of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Die-cast Chrome|
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